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Commuting by bicycle or on foot is an economical and environmentally responsible way to simultaneously meet your needs for transportation, physical activity and fun all in one! In the month of August, Sitka Community Hospital will hold a summer fitness challenge encouraging Sitka residents to leave the car behind and instead enjoy a walk or bike ride as they do their regular errands and commutes.

Sitka residents can start logging trips at any point to be eligible for weekly drawing by completing one or more non-motorized transportation trips a week. On Tuesdays, starting on Aug. 8, one local resident will be selected to win a $100 gift certificate to a local business, the second-place winner will get a free class at the Hames Center. Cyclists or walkers who participate in all four weeks of the challenge will be entered into the grand prize drawing.

“Sitka really is a great place to experience on foot or bike and because we are compact, have courteous drivers, and a mild climate it’s possible to combine exercise with basic commuting. Every day lots of people in Sitka are doing just that,” Sitka Community Hospital Director of Health Promotion Doug Osborne said.

Participants can enter online at http://bit.ly/walkbikesitka  or drop off a hard copy at the Hames Center, Sitka Public Library, Sitka Public Health Center or Oceanside Therapy Center.

For more information, visit sitkahospital.org or call 747-0373.

• Sitka Community Hospital Active August Challenge Brochure 2017

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Sitka motorists are invited to enter a prize drawing from Jan. 4 to Feb. 12, in appreciation for their commitment to just drive and not simultaneously text or use a phone. To be eligible, local residents can pick up pledge sheets and enter at Sitka High School, Hames Center, Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop, Sitka Community Hospital and Old Harbor Books.

Sitkans younger than age 16 are allowed to enter as long as they commit to bike phone-free now and drive phone-free if and when end up operating a car when they get older.

Prizes include:

  • First Prize — A one-year membership to the Hames Center compliments of Sitka Community Hospital
  • Second Prize — A $300 gift certificate to the local business of your choice compliments of the Sitka Police Department
  • Third Prize — A pair of Kenda Klondike studded bicycle tires compliments of the Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop
  • Fourth Prize — A paperback book a month for six months compliments of Old Harbor books
  • Fifth Prize — A floral arrangement compliments of Sitka Flowers and the Chocolate Moose
  • Sixth Prize — A month-long pass compliments of the Hames Center.

If you have any questions about distracted driving or the contest, please call Sitka Community Hospital’s Director of Health Promotion Doug Osborne at 747-0373.

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